The Lodge, Croft Road Old Town Hastings

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An exceptional and substantial double fronted, detached Georgian house, occupying a fabulous elevated position with far reaching views over Old Town Hastings and distant views towards the English Channel. Steeped in history this magnificent family home is substantial in size and unique in all aspects.

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An exceptional and substantial double fronted, detached Georgian house, occupying a fabulous elevated position with far reaching views over Old Town Hastings and distant views towards the English Channel. Steeped in history this magnificent family home is substantial in size and unique in all aspects.

Located in a highly sought after residential enclave, the house is designed in the most superior style with architectural and historical importance including original period detailing and grand principal rooms with direct access on to stunning and sizeable rear gardens.

Set back from the main carriageway off a sweeping gravel driveway with space for four vehicles, "The Lodge" occupies a prime position flooding this grand property with light throughout. The property offers over 1,905 sqft of extensive and elegant living space incorporating five/four bedrooms, three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, conservatory/study, utility room, family bathroom, shower room, cellar and cloaks/w.c area.

Features of note are the bi-fold and French doors to all ground floor rooms leading to extensive terraced area and beautiful gardens at the rear of the property, bringing the outside inside. Perfect for entertaining on long hot summer days.

Grand entrance hallway leading to; custom built contemporary kitchen opening onto an elegant and spacious dining room with wood burning stove, perfect to warm by after a trip to the beach. Conservatory style study room, with bi fold doors to gardens, the ideal setting to get inspiration for the novel inside you. Two grand reception rooms with French doors to terrace and gardens. Main reception room with wood burning stove to warm by on a winters night. Second reception/bedroom five with French doors to terrace and gardens with wood burning stove. Hallway through to bedroom four with French doors to garden and terrace. Boutique style shower room, well fitted with contemporary fittings, servicing both the main house and bedroom four. Being on the ground level, bedroom four would benefit any client wanting ground floor living space without having to contend with stairs/staircase. Period mahogany turning staircase to first floor accommodation comprising two spacious double bedrooms with French doors to west facing balconies and far reaching views towards The English Channel. Large feature family size bathroom with walk in shower, double bath and west facing balcony, the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Further bedroom (currently used as study room) and large landing area with access to loft. The basement area has a cellar room with Bio Mass boiler system and situated on the roof of the property are solar panels providing renewable energy for the house.

To the exterior of the property are large mature landscaped front and rear gardens. The stunning rear gardens are a gardeners delight. Featuring walkways leading to zoned areas with west facing sun terrace across the rear of the house. Vegetable gardens, scented walkways, mature planting including apple trees, fig trees and well stocked shrubbery giving bursts of colour throughout the year. To the bottom of the gardens are an artist's studio room/garden room. The house also benefits from a garage linked from both the front and rear of the house .

Homes of this stature are rare to the open market early viewing advisable.

Located in one of Hastings most desirable and sought after residential enclaves the property is a short stroll from Historic Old Town Hastings and the open spaces of West Hill. The house is perfectly placed within a ten-minute stroll to the beach and five minute walk to the country park with miles of scenic walks through woods, meadows and the cliffs. Hastings town is close by and Artist open houses run through the spring months, along with summer fairs, street parties and almost weekly festivals.

Looking for an evening out? The Electric Cinema in Old Town is great as is Kino-Teatr, which houses an independent cinema, theatre, the Baker-Mamonova Gallery, bar and a Lebanese restaurant. It rubs shoulders with great local wine bars and award-winning pubs and restaurants (try The Crown, Penbuckles, Judges, Queens Deli, The Wine Shed, The St Leonard, Dragon Bar and St Clements). Excellent local shops in Old Town with a variety of independent retailers. Close by in St Leonards there are many places specialising in vintage furniture/lighting and clothing on Kings Road and Norman Road. Superb caf?s like Fika and Sea Kale serve great drinks and food, using locally sourced ingredients, including fish caught that day from the fishing beach and prize-winning world-class wines from the many vineyards nearby.

Hastings railway station is close by with direct links to London Charing Cross and Victoria (1hr, 30 mins) and Brighton (accessible within 50 mins), perfect for commuters.

Hastings has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, known as the Stade. The ruins of the castle built by William the Conqueror lie at the top of West Hill and offer wonderful views of the area and Channel. The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the castle. At the top of the East Hill funicular, situated near the fishing beach, is the Country Park, one of Hastings and St Leonards' many fine green spaces.

Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings' historic Old Town. Home to a revolving selection of the Jerwood Collection's twentieth- and twenty-first century art, it also holds several major exhibitions a year, showcasing the best of modern art: recently Picasso's work from Lee Miller's nearby Farley Farm House and celebrated figurative artist Paula Rego's first major British exhibition in ten years were shown there. The Coastal Cultural Trail, which you can walk or bike, links the Jerwood to two acclaimed galleries, Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion and Eastbourne's Towner Art Gallery.

There are many other attractions in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, both architectural and cultural. The fantastic Hastings Pier (recently named Pier of the Year and winner of the highly prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize) hosts numerous live gigs and shows; it is an iconic place to visit, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Clash having played there. The town also hosts the Hastings Half Marathon, the Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings Beer Festival, Coastal Currents, the Old Town Carnival and three seafood festivals. This year it launches its first literary festival. All are within walking distance of the property.

A vibrant place to live, Hastings has lovely architecture, historical and cultural resonance and a beautiful open coastline.

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